Last week I went to my parents house to have some help, celebrate my sister's birthday and say goodbye to my brother, Bruce as he left for his year tour in the Middle East. Here is a "picture story" of our time "alone". I'm totally managing and really can handle all 3 kids.
Some people say that I'm out numbered or that I have my hands full. Yes I do have my hands full, but I was also chosen to be a mother of 3 small children...God knew that I could handle this, and that time has come to prove it! It's a rare occasion that all 3 kids are crying. Callie is a rock star for me and I have been able to keep her busy and occupied. If she starts throwing a tantrum, I am able to calmly distract her. If the boys start crying - well, I shove a bottle in their mouth for now! Haha!
I have developed a much closer bond with the boys than I had before last week. I can tell they prefer me and are easily relaxed when I'm around. Their eyes follow me around the room all the time, constantly wondering where I am! I have only felt stressed once and it quickly passed when I kept breathing and telling myself they are so little and have no idea otherwise!
Yes I am tired, but I drink a lot of diet coke and diet dr. pepper - YUMMY! I've been good about not having one until 9:30 AM/10:00 AM - which really, that's late considering my day starts at 6 am!
I've also been venturing out with all 3 kids! I'd go crazy being cooped up inside all day - everyday! It is very entertaining to see me going with all 3, but if you can handle some of my witty comments, it can be quite commical :)
Enjoy the picture story of our first few days together...just us, mom and her kids!
For me, I've kept my sanity! I took Callie to the Albert Lea fair today and the boys went to Jessica's! We had a BLAST! Callie and I went with our friend Amy and her daughter Aubrey! We saw cows (which moo'ed at her), pigs, goats, horses, ducks, etc...We watched a pig race - yes a pig race! We rode on some rides and played games. Of course we ate, but not a lot! I figured we would save the "pigging out" for the Austin fair next week ;) Callie won a toy trumpet and boy does she love it! I'm sure her brothers are going to LOVE listening to her playing it.. (Sorry I don't have pictures up...I just got home and am finishing this blog...)I've quickly gotten my kids on a schedule. They nap together (same time) and eat at the same time. I was nervous thinking that taking on 3 kids would be tough, but I really do have it figured out. I've quickly learned that if Callie is not down for her nap by 12:30 that she is a bear cat! I'm honestly very impressed with myself and how much I am able to get done throughout the day! Laundry, cooking, changing sheets on all beds, playing and entertaining, feeding, changing and the obvious...blogging!
I think it is safe to say that I have earned my Super MOM title!!!